Purpose: Identify speech and language delays and impairments in very young children
Age: 3-7 years
Time: 35-60 minutes
The New Reynell Developmental Language Scales (NRDLS) provides an overview of a child’s language ability. It can be used for guiding intervention and to evaluate the effectiveness of those interventions.
The NRDLS provides diagnostic information about a child’s production and understanding of spoken language.
There are two scales in the NRDLS: one explores aspects of a child’s understanding of selected vocabulary items and grammatical features (the Comprehension Scale); and the other examines the child’s production of the same features of language (the Production Scale). Parallel sections within the scales aid comparison of a child’s comprehension and production skills.